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    Winehouse Inquest Questioned

    ARCHIV: Die britische Saengerin Amy Winehouse verlaesst das Westminster Gericht in London (Grossbritannien) (Foto vom 24.07.09). Winehouse (27) beunruhigt ihre Freunde mit ihrem exzessiven Alkoholkonsum. "Ihr Trinken ist voellig ausser Kontrolle", zitierte die "Sun" eine nicht namentlich genannte Quelle aus dem Umfeld der Saengerin. Winehouse habe sich in dieser Woche dreimal bis zur Bewusstlosigkeit mit Wodka betrunken. (zu dapd-Text) Foto: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP/dapd

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    The file on singer Amy Winehouse’s July death may be reopened after a probe revealed that the coroner who handed down a verdict of accidental alcohol poisoning was not qualified for her job. Suzanne Greenaway, who ruled on Winehouse’s death as well as on about 30 other inquests, did not have the legal experience necessary to practice as a coroner in Britain. Greenaway held positions as a solicitor and barrister in Australia, and was appointed to the job of assistant deputy coroner in London by her husband. Winehouse’s family, who said they are seeking legal advice, would have to challenge the inquest in court to get it overturned.

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